iOS 16 Tidbits: Built-In Currency Converter, Undo for Photo Edits, and More

iOS 16 is a significant release with major changes across the board, from an entirely redesigned and customizable Lock Screen to updates to Focus mode, CarPlay, and more.

Outside the major changes, there are plenty of smaller changes and new features Apple is introducing this year. While there will be many more to discover over the next several weeks and months, we've compiled a few notable ones below.

Built-In Currency Converter

ios 16 currency converrison
With iOS 16, Apple is giving Live Text, introduced last year, some new tricks. Within the Camera app on iOS 16, point your iPhone camera to a price tag and Live Text will offer a currency conversion in the bottom left-hand corner.

Live Text and Quick Actions now also support translation within the Camera app. The Translate app is also gaining a new Camera mode dedicated to picture-to-text translation.

Undo and Redo for Photo Edits

ios 16 photo undo redo
The Photos app on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 is gaining undo and redo abilities, meaning if you accidentally make a change to your photo you may not like, you can easily undo or redo.

Notfications for Shared Reminders List

With the Reminders app on iOS 16, users who are in a shared list with friends and family will now receive a notification when a specific task is marked as complete or when a new task is added.

Disable Spotlight Home Screen Shortcut

ios 16 home screen search shortcut
On iOS 16, by default, the home screen page indicators right above the dock on the Home Screen serves as a Spotlight Search shortcut. Some users may not like this, and thankfully, Apple has provided an option to turn it off in Settings under ‌Home Screen‌.

The first betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are currently available to developers with a public beta planned for July. Find a cool tidbit or feature on iOS 16? Let us know down in the comments or mention us on Twitter @MacRumors.

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Top Rated Comments

Shanghaichica Avatar
24 months ago
Currency converter is very useful.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DanteHicks79 Avatar
24 months ago
That any program in this world lacks undo/redo is criminal. It's like a basic function, going all the way back to the first Macintosh.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justin Cymbal Avatar
24 months ago
I really wish that Apple would bring back the battery percentages for iOS devices in the ‘Find My’ app - preferably leave it on no matter what the percentage is - something that is very much technologically feasible as Google Maps already has this feature for family members

Up until a few years ago, if you or your family’s devices had less than 20%, it would indicate the exact percentage of battery remaining but Apple has since gotten rid of that and now there is no way for a user to tell whether that device is 20% or 1% because the red indicator is the same for both

If Apple is for some reason choosing this route for aesthetic reasons alone, which they often do, then Apple should at least do what they used to do and indicate battery percentage once the device goes below 20% or whatever percentage that Apple deems reasonable - Any indicator, even 5% is better than nothing and can allow family members to let their parents or whomever know that their phone is about to die so that they can either conserve power with low power mode, put it in airplane mode or turn their phone off

We’ll have to wait and see if this is included in iOS 16 - maybe someone running the beta can let us know
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nfl46 Avatar
24 months ago
Thanks for the instructions! Initially, I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of search on the home screen since I never use Spotlight. It’s finally gone now.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SmugMaverick Avatar
24 months ago
Really pleased with the live currency converter and the ability to remove that crappy spotlight button.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Saturnine Avatar
24 months ago

Has Apple given any further explanation on the "Quick Note" function that's on the splash screen? I assume it would be similar to how it works in iPadOS already?
I haven’t found any way to access it other than through a new Control Center button. It can be enabled in Control Center settings and is not to be confused with the Notes button.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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